B1042 - Diagnosis Sensor Unit

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What does this mean?

Possible causes

  • Faulty Diagnosis Sensor Unit
  • Diagnosis Sensor Unit harness is open or shorted
  • Diagnosis Sensor Unit circuit poor electrical connection
  • Possible symptoms

  • Air Bag Warning Light ON
  • B1042 Description

    The Air Bag Diagnosis Sensor Unit detects the whole SRS electrical system and displays the malfunction either by illuminating or blinking the air bag warning lamp in the combination meter. The Air Bag Diagnosis Sensor Unit detects a shock that exceeds specified level and watches such systems as the driver and passenger air bag, side air bag, curtain air bag, pre-tensioner seat belts and Occupant Classification System (OCS) operate properly.

    The Air Bag Diagnosis Sensor Unit contains the “G” sensors for both frontal and side collisions and spare battery function in case of main battery damaged in a collision.

    OBDII Code B1042 - Diagnosis Sensor Unit - Engine-Codes.com

    B1042 Information for specific makes

  • B1042 INFINITI Diagnosis Sensor Unit
  • B1042 NISSAN Diagnosis Sensor Unit
  • Precautions for SRS “AIR BAG” and “SEAT BELT PRE-TENSIONER” Service

    • Never probe the electrical connectors on air bag, side air curtain modules or seat belts.
    • Never disassemble or tamper with safety belt buckle/retractor pretensioners, adaptive load limiting retractors, safety belt inflators, or probe the electrical connectors.
    • Do not use electrical test equipment to check SRS circuits unless instructed to in this Service Manual.
    • Before servicing the SRS, turn ignition switch OFF, disconnect both battery cables and wait at least 3 minutes. For approximately 3 minutes after the cables are removed, it is still possible for the air bag and seat belt pre-tensioner to deploy. Therefore, do not work on any SRS connectors or wires until at least 3 minutes have passed.
    Failure to follow this instruction may result in the accidental deployment of these modules, which increases the risk of serious personal injury or death.

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